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This tenth edition of the United States Code, prepared and published pursuant to section 285b of Title 2 of the Code, is a consolidation and codification of all the general and permanent laws of the United States in force on January 14, 1983. By statutory authority, this edition may be cited “U.S.C. 1982 ed.”. Previous editions were published in 1926, 1934, 1940, 1946, 1952, 1958, 1964, 1970, and 1976.
Because many of the general and permanent laws that are required to be incorporated in the Code are inconsistent, redundant, and obsolete, the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the House of Representatives has been engaged in a continuing, comprehensive project authorized by law to revise and codify, for enactment into positive law, each title of the Code. When this project is completed, all the titles of the Code will be legal evidence of the general and permanent laws and recourse to the numerous volumes of the United States Statutes at Large for this purpose will no longer be necessary. Titles 1, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 23, 28, 31, 32, 35, 37, 38, 39, 44, and 49 have been revised, codified, and enacted into positive law and the text thereof is legal evidence of the laws therein contained. The matter contained in the other titles of the Code is prima facie evidence of the laws.
The title and chapter structure of the 1976 edition, together with Supplement V thereto, has been substantially preserved, the only changes made having been necessitated by the enactment of legislation since 1976.
This edition was prepared and published under the supervision of Edward F. Willett, Jr., Law Revision Counsel of the House of Representatives, with the assistance of the West Publishing Company of St. Paul, Minnesota, which assisted in preparing all prior editions and supplements of the Code. Grateful acknowledge ment is made to the staffs of the Office of the Law Revision Counsel, the West Publishing Company, and the Government Printing Office for their untiring efforts to make this edition as nearly perfect as possible.
Speaker of the House of Representatives
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 14, 1983.
TABLE OF TITLES AND CHAPTERS
TITLE 1-GENERAL PROVISIONS
3. Protection of the President; United States Chap.
Secret Service Uniformed Division. 1. Rules of Construction.
4. Delegation of Functions. 2. Acts and Resolutions; Formalities of En
actment; Repeals; Sealing of Instru
ments. 3. Code of Laws of United States and Sup
TITLE 4-FLAG AND SEAL, SEAT OF GOV.
1. The Flag.
3. Seat of the Government. TITLE 2–THE CONGRESS
4. The States. 1. Election of Senators and Representatives.
5. Official Territorial Papers. 2. Organization of Congress. 3. Compensation and Allowances of Members.
TITLE 5-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION 4.
Officers and Employees of Senate and AND EMPLOYEES
PART 1–THE AGENCIES GENERALLY
3. Powers. 7. Contested Elections (Repealed).
5. Administrative Procedure. 8. Federal Corrupt Practices (Repealed).
6. The Analysis of Regulatory Functions. 8A. Regulation of Lobbying.
7. Judicial Review. 9. Office of Legislative Counsel.
9. Executive Reorganization. 9A. Office of the Law Revision Counsel.
PART II-CIVIL SERVICE FUNCTIONS AND 9B. Legislative Classification Office.
RESPONSIBILITIES 9C. Office of the Parliamentarian of the
11. Office of Personnel Management. House of Representatives.
12. 9D. Office of Senate Legal Counsel.
Merit Systems Protection Board and Spe
cial Counsel. 10. Classification of Employees of House of Representatives.
13. Special Authority. 10A. Payroll Administration in House of Rep
15. Political Activity of Certain State and resentatives.
Local Employees. 11. Commission on Executive, Legislative, and
PART III-EMPLOYEES Judicial Salaries. 12. Contested Elections.
SUBPART A-GENERAL PROVISIONS 13. Joint Committee on Congressional Oper
21. Definitions. ations.
23. Merit System Principles. 14. Federal Election Campaigns.
29. Commissions, Oaths, Records, and Re15. Office of Technology Assessment.
ports. 16. Congressional Mailing Standards.
SUBPART B-EMPLOYMENT AND RETENTION 17. Congressional Budget Office. 17A. Congressional Budget and Fiscal Oper
Authority for Employment.
33. Examination, Selection, and Placement. ations. 17B. Impoundment Control.
34. Part-time Career Employment Opportuni. 18. Legislative Personnel Financial Disclosure
Retention Preference, Restoration, and 19. Congressional Award Program.
SUBPART C-EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE 41. Training. 43. Performance Appraisal. 45. Incentive Awards. 47. Personnel Research Programs and Dem
TITLE 3—THE PRESIDENT 1.
Presidential Elections and Vacancies. 2.
Office and Compensation of President.
Chap. 20. Dumping or Destruction of Interstate
Produce. 20A. Perishable Agricultural Commodities. 21. Tobacco Statistics. 21A. Tobacco Inspection. 21B. Tobacco Control. 22. Agricultural Marketing (Omitted or
Transferred). 23. Foreign Agricultural Service (Repealed). 24. Perishable Agricultural Commodities
(Transferred to Chapter 20A). 25. Export Standards for Apples and Pears. 25A. Export Standards for Grapes and Plums. 26. Agricultural Adjustment. 26A. Agricultural Marketing Agreements. 27. Cotton Marketing. 28. Tobacco Industry (Repealed). 29. Potato Act of 1935 (Repealed). 30. Anti-Hog-Cholera Serum and Hog-Chol
era Virus. 31. Rural Electrification and Telephone Serv
ice. 32. Peanut Statistics. 33.
Farm Tenancy. 34. Sugar Production and Control (Omitted
or Repealed). 35. Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938. 35A. Price Support of Agricultural Commod
ities. 36. Crop Insurance. 37. Seeds. 38. Distribution and Marketing of Agricultur
al Products. 39. Stabilization of International Wheat
Market. 40. Halogeton Glomeratus Control. 41. Agricultural Trade Development and As
sistance. 42. Agricultural Commodity Set-Aside. 43. Agricultural Attachés. 44. Wool Program. 45. Soil Bank Program.
Surplus Disposal of Agricultural Com
modities. 47. Interchange of Department of Agricul
ture and State Employees (Repealed). 48. Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter. 49. Consultation on Agricultural Programs. 50. Agricultural Credit. 51. Food Stamp Program. 52. Farm Labor Contractor Registration (Re
pealed). 53. Cotton Research and Promotion. 54. Transportation, Sale and Handling of Cer.
tain Animals. 55. Department of Agriculture. 55A. Department of Agriculture Advisory Com
mittees. 56. Unfair Trade Practice Affecting Produc
ers of Agricultural Products.
Plant Variety Protection. 58. Potato Research and Promotion.
TITLE 6-SURETY BONDS (REPEALED)
TITLE 7-AGRICULTURE 1. Commodity Exchanges. 2. Cotton Standards. 3. Grain Standards. 4. Naval Stores. 5. Importation of Adulterated Seeds (Re
pealed). 6. Insecticides and Environmental Pesticide
Control. 7. Insect Pests Generally. 7A. Golden Nematode. 7B. Plant Pests. 8. Nursery Stock and Other Plants and
Plant Products. 8A. Rubber. 9. Packers and Stockyards. 10. Warehouses. 11. Honeybees. 12.
Associations of Agricultural Products Pro
ducers. 13. Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges. 14. Agricultural Experiment Stations. 15. Bureau of Animal Industry. 16. Bureau of Dairy Industry. 17. Miscellaneous Matters. 18. Cooperative Marketing. 19.
Cotton Statistics and Estimates.